Gluten-Free at Eataly

Eataly is an amazing store in the heart of New York City. As soon as I walk in there, I am instantly transported back to my trip to Rome in 2009. The produce, the cheeses, the charcuterie, amazing coffee, and gelato, it is all instantly Italy. I love wandering (ok, pushing) my way through the overly crowded aisles and looking at all of the interesting products. Despite being heavy in the gluten, there are gluten-free products on the shelves at Eataly… you just have to look.

I recently met a friend for some wine at Eataly’s Birreria, the rooftop beer garden. With HUGE barrels of wine, who needs beer? Although we weren’t eating, I was curious about Eataly’s gluten-free dining options. Here is what Eataly had to say:

Although we do not have an exclusively gluten-free menu at any of our restaurants, we have several options that might work for you. At Le Pizza/Pasta, you can get your pasta replaced with gluten-free penne rigate. Il Pesce, Le Verdure, La Piazza, and La Birreria all have gluten free possibilities as well, but we cannot guarantee that they have not touched gluten. For desserts, Pasticceria counter offers several gluten and dairy free dessert options. I would recommend checking our website to see the full menu for each of these restaurants: http://eatalyny.com/eat. Please feel free to contact us with any more questions.

Regards,
Allison Stewart
Guest Relations

While this was somewhat reassuring,  I want to warn you that Eataly is VERY crowded. I suggest going at an off-hours time to make sure I got the full attention of my server to explain my gluten-free needs. I am definitely going back soon to actually EAT at EATALY. This is one of my favorite places in NYC and I suggest you add it to your Big Apple gluten-free itinerary!

Eataly
200 5th Avenue at 23rd Street
New York, NY

info@eataly.com
T: 212.229.2560
Open Every Day

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About Erin Smith

Living with celiac disease since 1981 and eating gluten-free long before it was "trendy", Erin Smith has a unique perspective of growing up in the gluten-free community; Founded Gluten-Free Fun in 2007; Founded Gluten-Free Globetrotter® in 2011; Founded GlutenFreelancer® in 2014. Erin was the lead organizer of the NYC Celiac Disease Meetup group, a social community of more than 2,000 members for over a decade and has recently started a support group in Northern California.
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4 Responses to Gluten-Free at Eataly

  1. I’ve never heard of this, definitely sounds like a great venue, for dining, drinking, shopping! Let us know your experience when you have eaten (Gfree) at any of the above mentioned restaurants. Eataly is now on my “must sees” next time in NYC – thanks for the tip!

    • Erin S. says:

      Paula, I should have added in the post that some of Eataly’s founders include Mario Batali and Lidia and Joe Bastianich. So not only is Eataly a great destination, but it has some popular chefs backing it up.

  2. Diana toro says:

    Where in the store could a i fine gluten free products, as crakers, bread, chips of snaks.
    Thank you

    • Erin S. says:

      Hi Diana, there should be a Schar display with all gluten-free food. If you cannot find that, ask the staff. I am sure they will help you. In the bakery display cases, the gluten-free desserts are clearly marked on the cards in front of each dessert.

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